symphonik
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AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:33 am

Strange sight! There is an AA 777 parked at the far west end of the airfield near the Colorado jetCenter at COS. I am confident, though not certain, that COS doesn't see any regular 777 traffic. It's a small airport, and even if it was regular traffic, it wouldn't be parked where it is. It's at sort of an arbitrary location, either on taxiway alpha or in the general aviation area (hard to tell from this distance), but not near any buildings. It has airstairs hooked up on the front door.

Here's an image:

AA 777 at COS

Anyone know the story on this one?
 
CALMSP
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:40 am

picking up military personnel heading to KWI
 
gigneil
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:47 am

Such a great little airport...

NS
 
Brick
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:28 am

American 777's, Delta 763's, and World Airways MD-11's are frequenting COS more and more it seems year. They are all military charters for Fort Carson.
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symphonik
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:08 am

Interesting. I should have guessed!

My family lives there, and there is military personnel out the yin-yang here. Fort Carson, Air Force Academy, Shriever AFB, Peterson AFB, Cheyenne Mountain NORAD, etc. etc...

Well, at least they get to ride to Kuwait in style. Thanks for the info.
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:17 am

Looks like it came from Frankfurt:

Airline American
Flight Number 9481
Departure City (Airport) Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF)
Departure Time 11/27/2005 08:04 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Arrival Time 11/27/2005 09:56 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 777-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
No Vueling No Party
 
uadc8contrail
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:36 pm

ft carson is scheduled to move 5000 troops out starting today for the next 6-7 days....
bus driver.......move that bus:)
 
atrude777
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:37 pm

I show it headed to DFW after it took off.

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Venezuela747
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:05 pm

Nice pic catch, I wish I would have gone and taken a picture of it.

But yeah as said before it is a frequent thing to see widebodies here because of fort carson and all the troops being deployed. Plus I believe they have tested the B777 here before with the whole altitude stuff.
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symphonik
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RE: AA 777 At COS?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:48 am

Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 8):
Nice pic catch, I wish I would have gone and taken a picture of it.

But yeah as said before it is a frequent thing to see widebodies here because of fort carson and all the troops being deployed. Plus I believe they have tested the B777 here before with the whole altitude stuff.

I should have got a closer picture. I drove in from Highway 24 and it was sitting right there, almost as if I was going to drive under it! But it was cold and windy and I didn't want to get out of the car.  Wink

The altitude at COS (1885m/6187ft) does make for some interesting conditions.